Experienced Criminal Defense Firm Represents New York Clients
As soon as you are charged with a criminal offense, you should consult with a knowledgeable and trusted criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and seek to have the charges reduced or even dismissed. Attorney Yvonne Garbett provides you with individualized legal counsel and does everything in her power to win you the best possible outcome. Should your case go to trial, the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett will advise you to reject any plea bargains; instead, we will fight for you with the passion and expertise you deserve. We never back down when our clients’ rights and freedom are at stake, and we promise to do everything possible to clear your name and bring you a brighter future.
Drunk Driving / DWI / DUI
Any adult driver in the state of New York whose blood alcohol level is measured as being greater than .08% can be charged with DWI/DUI. Minors, in contrast, can face DWI/DUI charges under New York’s Zero Tolerance Law if their blood alcohol content is .02% or greater. Defendants who are convicted of drunk driving can expect to pay significant fines, including legal fees, and to have their licenses suspended. They will often be required to attend (and pay for) the New York Drinking Driver Program. Even if you are a first-time DWI/DUI offender, you may be imprisoned for up to fifteen days. A knowledgeable DUI/DWI lawyer can help you establish an effective defense strategy and eventually reinstate your license following an administrative suspension.
If you have been charged with a crime concerning the sale or distribution of a controlled substance, contact a skilled drug crimes attorney immediately. Drug crimes include charges relating to the possession, distribution, trafficking, and/or manufacturing of substances that are illegal under state or federal law, including cannabis, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and hallucinogens. Even though law enforcement officers may have contraband in their possession, they still must prove that it actually belonged to you in the first place. An experienced drug crimes attorney can hold law enforcement personnel accountable and ensure that you aren’t unjustly convicted for a crime you didn’t commit.
In the state of New York, allegations of domestic violence are treated with extreme seriousness. The penalties for individuals convicted of assaulting a domestic partner or current/former spouse are frequently very harsh. Since many arrests for domestic violence depend on nothing more than one person’s word against another, the odds are automatically stacked against the defendant. For instance, if the police arrive at the scene of a domestic argument and one partner claims that the other hurt them, the alleged offender will likely be taken into custody and charged with domestic violence, even without any corroborating physical evidence. An aggressive and trusted domestic violence lawyer can help you ensure that the circumstances of your arrest are presented clearly and accurately in court.
Youth offenders in New York are prosecuted under the juvenile justice system, which applies to minors under the age of 16 who have been charged with delinquent acts. However, when a serious or violent crime is committed, minors as young as 13 can be, and usually are, tried as adults. If you are the parent of a child who has been arrested, you need to contact an experienced juvenile crimes lawyer as soon as you can. A compassionate juvenile crimes attorney can help your family face this difficult time together and achieve a brighter future for the accused juvenile offender.
At the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett, we can help you if you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in New City or Rockland County. We offer thorough and compassionate legal counsel for those facing charges related to the following: driving under the influence of alcohol, traffic violations, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault, weapons crimes, fraud, white collar crimes, theft (including grand larceny), or federal crimes. Additionally, we represent minors who have been charged with serious delinquent acts. With many years of experience handling cases for those facing felony or misdemeanor charges, attorney Yvonne Garbett is dedicated to providing effective, accessible legal counsel to every single client.
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Since establishing her practice in 2006, attorney Yvonne Garbett has been providing experienced, compassionate legal representation to families and individuals throughout Rockland County. If you or someone you love has recently been charged with a crime, schedule your free consultation with the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett as soon as possible.